Monday, 24 December 2018 16:32

Chair of CAWA Board of Directors Appoints Tom Marx to the Board


CAWA Chair of the Board, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, has appointed Tom Marx of Hart-Marx Advisors and the Marx Group to the association’s board of directors.


When Chair Gosnell announced the appointment, he commented, “It’s great to see our members step forward and participate in CAWA’s leadership. Tom has been a long-time member and has presented on several occasions at our Leadership Days. We know and appreciate the contributions he has made and will make to the future successes of the association and the industry we serve."

Marx has over 15 years of experience delivering mergers and acquisitions services and a 30-plus-year network of relationships in the automotive and heavy duty aftermarkets.


He has experience with most product lines, from brakes to engine parts to chassis parts and more. He represents all channels, including manufacturers, distributors, jobbers, installer chains and independent repair companies.


Marx has been involved with industries from motor sports to technology, real estate and financial services. As partner of Hart Marx Advisors, he advises buyers and sellers on maximizing the value from their transactions.


He also supports companies with integration strategies that maximize return on investment and supports mergers that bring together synergistic opportunities. He is an author, writes e-newsletters, speaks on M&A and marketing and is an active member of CAWA, Auto Care Association, SEMA, AASA, ACC, APRA and HDMA.


Marx is chairman and chief strategy officer of the Marx Group, one of the aftermarket’s premier marketing communications agencies. He earned a BA degree in communications from California State University Northridge and also earned his Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designation from the University of the Aftermarket.

CAWA is an automotive aftermarket trade association, which represents auto parts jobbers, retailers, warehouse distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and program groups.


The association provides educational, legislative and business support to the industry and its membership. It is one of the largest trade associations of its kind in the United States and recognized as a leader in the automotive aftermarket industry.